This fable by Aesop tells about a crow who admired peacocks and picked up the feathers they had dropped and tried to add them to his own.  In my version other crows help decorate their friend but are also laughing at him.

Aesop’s crow, decked out with a few new feathers, goes to join the peacocks but they, of course, resent the pretender and peck him until he limps away. 

The battered crow returns to his own flock for comfort butremembering his foolish airs, they reject him too.